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Job Opportunity: Finance & Administrative Assistant

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Job Title: Finance & Administrative Assistant
Contract: Permanent contract, 37 hours per week
Salary: £25,979 – £26,421
Location: All sites across Brighton & Hove Museums portfolio
Responsible to: Executive Team Manager / Head of Finance
Closing date: 5pm, Friday 1st December 2023

This is an exciting opportunity for a Finance & Administrative Assistant to join the team at Brighton & Hove Museums.

We are a well-known, established charitable organisation in Brighton and cover multiple locations across the City with some truly mesmerising sites, including the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.

The successful applicant will provide support to all departments across B&HM and support the work of the Executive Support Officer and Head of Finance.

Key Duties:

The role will include providing general administrative support across the organisation, making diary and travel arrangements, arranging and supporting meetings and dealing with general enquiries on behalf of the Executive Team Manager.

The successful candidate will also assist the Head of Finance with cash handling and general duties within the Finance department.

About You:

The ideal candidate will have relevant professional training (equivalent to NVQ Level 3) or previous experience within a similar role.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work accurately within prescribed deadlines.
  • A methodical and logical approach with a good attention to detail.
  • Effective problem solving skills and the tenacity to see issues through to completion.
  • Outstanding administrative skills i.e., ability to accurately maintain records and systems, designing and maintaining new systems as necessary.
  • ICT skills including word processing, email, spreadsheets, and databases.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Melanie Boardman directly at

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of the country to help us shape and change the museum sector to make it more relevant to the diversity of the people, communities and places we serve.

Please note that this role does not meet the requirement for the UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) Points based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the right to work in the UK.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please email the following documents, found on our website, to

  • A completed application form
  • A completed equalities form

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 1st December 2023

Find out more about Working for BHM.

Finance & Administrative Assistant job description

B&HM Equalities Form

B&HM application form with guidance notes

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